Ten Things to Do

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1. Walking the Coastal Path

Escape to the glorious views of the South West coastal path and take in all its splendour.  This image is of the spectacular landscape at Cape Cornwall, with The Brisons to the left of the picture, they are said to resemble General de Gaulle lying on his back!

2. St Michael’s Mount 

One of the most famous Cornish landmarks, now in the care of the National Trust.  The castle and gardens are spectacular, if you choose to cross at high tide you can take an enjoyable boat ride to the castle and around the island.

3. Porthcurno beach, Telegraph Museum and Minack Theatre

 Three in one!  Beautiful Porthcurno beach is one of the finest in the South West.  You can also explore fascinating Telegraph Museum, recently restored as part of a £3 million makeover, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Round off your day by enjoying a performance in the extraordinary surroundings of the Mincak Theatre, hewn from the cliff top rocks and overlooking the sea and Lizard Peninsula.

4. Gardens

Cornwall has some spectacular gardens and the following are all well worth visiting: Tremenheere Sculpture gardens, Trengwainton, Trewidden and Chygurno.  All are only a short drive from The Old Milking Parlour.  Or for something different what about taking the boat p from Penzance to visit the wonderful exotic gardens of Tresco on the Isles of Scilly.

5. Pendeen Lighthouse

For nearly 100 years Pendeen Lighthouse has been guiding passing vessels safely and warning of the dangerous water around Pendeen watch.  Why not take your fish and chips from Lil’s chippy in Pendeen, down to the benches near the Lighthouse and just in the view!

 6. Geevor Tin Mine

Just a short distance from The Old Milking Parlour is Geevor Tin Mine,  one of the largest conserved mining sites in the country.  Geevor signifies the western gateway to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and gives real insight into the history of this beautiful area.

Jubilee Pool

7.  Jubilee Pool the Art Deco Lido

Largest seawater art deco lido, providing a fabulous venue for swimming, sunbathing or simply relaxing by the poolside.

 8. Open top bus

 What a way to view the ancient landscape of West Penwith!  From Land’s End to St Ives with a hop-on and hop-off ticket you can stop off and explore along the way.

9. St Ives Bay Railway Line

 This picturesque line is quite possibly the most scenic branch line in Britain and is truly the best way to arrive in St Ives.

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 10. Bird watching in the Kenidjack Valley

Head down the Kenidjack Valley just a short walk from The Old Milking Parlour to the coast.  This beautiful sheltered setting is a delight for bird watching and simply walking, exploring and enjoying the peace and tranquility.

A place which still recaptures
Nostalgia lost
From a busy life, which cost
The magic of West Cornwall.
The many, mundane, measured days


Have marginalized the mystery
The reason why I came
Recaptured once again
In Kenidjack Valley


Come with me, while I take you
From scrabbly heights to boggy depths
Targeting that beckoning V
Whilst to the right the waterfall
Instucts our amble to the sea.


The tricky path through tangled grass
Jumps down
Through boulders brown
While curly bracken harbours dark
The hungry mineshafts, waiting.


Next a right turn, then a left
The path leaps downwards
Dampness rises, shade deprives
A trickle, a pond
A flat, wide saturated path.


The stepping stones, the tree bowed low,
The wooden bridge o’er rivers flow
Looking back the way we came, I see
The Garden of Eden


Kenidjack Valley by Mitzi King


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The Old Milking Parlour, No-Go-By Hill, St Just, Cornwall TR19 7PW

Tel No 01789 740639 – www.theoldmilkingparlourcornwall.co.uk